The checklist below will assist you to complete the application process in a timely manner. Eligibility for admission will not be assessed until all necessary documents have been received. For admission for the next school year, placement offers will commence from April. Please note we are unable to admit any child who is not toilet trained.Step 1 – Application for Enrollment
The following items must be submitted in full to complete the application. Eligibility cannot be assessed until all items are received.
ii) Any other standardized testing information from the current school eg. MAP, ISA.
The following items must be submitted directly to VIS by the current or most recent school:
Step 2 – Assessment of Eligibility
The following steps outline the process to determine a student’s eligibility for enrollment:
The Admissions Team will:
Tests that may be administered include the following:
The Admissions Team will keep you informed of the status of your application and any further steps required.
Step 3 – Confirmation
The following steps confirm
and complete the enrollment process:
Vientiane International School has established maximum class sizes for each year level.
Maximum class sizes are as follows:
Early Years Centre: 18 students
Primary Prep: 20 students
Grades 1 – 12: 22 students
The Head of School may authorize additional places in a class in extraordinary circumstances.
English As An Additional Language Program
Students who are not proficient in the English language may be admitted to the school where there is space available in the English As An Additional Language (EAL) program.
A number of factors are considered in accepting a student to the EAL program, including the level of support required by the applicant and the class composition.
Please note that English language proficiency is required in grades 10 – 12, therefore no EAL program is offered.
Where spaces are not immediately available for a child due to the maximum class size being reached, or a lack of available spaces in the EAL program, the child may be placed in the waiting pool.
Parents will be offered a place for their child from the waiting pool as places become available. Should an offer of a place be turned down, the child may remain active in the waiting pool, however the offer can be made to other students within the waiting pool. Please note that the original application fee paid will remain valid for a maximum of two years from the date of application. If an offer is made and the family continues to defer the start date, the application fee is payable again after the expiry of the initial two year period.
Places will be offered to students after consideration of the following Board Policy:
ELIGIBILITY AND PRIORITY ENROLLMENT
All applicant students shall be considered eligible for admission. Students meeting all entrance requirements may be accepted for admission at any time during the academic year.
Admission shall be open to students based on the following considerations:
a. Expatriate families shall receive priority in placement;
b. Siblings of enrolled students shall receive priority in placement;
c. Students who are not yet proficient in English are admitted if they qualify academically and if space is available in the school’s EAL program; and
d. Students with learning needs may be admitted when the Head of School is assured that the student is able to reach their unique potential with support services provided by the school and/or resources in the local community.